BRIDGET CARLETON has been killing it for the Lynx since making her debut last week. Yesterday, she took Candace Parker to the rack.
Honestly, there’s not a lot of news specific to Iowa State, so let’s get to everything else.
BIG TEN GONE ROGUE After launching the first turd into the fan, the Big Ten is now trying to both be and not be the first one to cancel its season outright.
By the way, many in the media will praise the "courageous" leadership of the Big Ten, but the reality is the leadership has been abysmal. How do you put out a full schedule on Wednesday, then put a pause to the season on Saturday? What has changed in 72 hours? Literally nothing— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) August 8, 2020
OVERWHELMING They also held a league-wide vote to see who wanted to play football, and only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play football this fall.
Dan Patrick reports Big Ten had internal vote & by 12-2 margin, league members opted on not having a fall football season. Nebraska & Iowa were only schools that voted to play this fall, @dpshow said. Patrick said Big Ten & Pac-12 would cancel fall seasons Tuesday— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 10, 2020
HOWEVER Not all of the Power 5 conferences are on board. The Pac-12 seems ready to follow the Big Ten, but the Big 12, SEC, and ACC all seem aligned in trying to have a football season.
Dan Patrick says he is told Big Ten and Pac 10 will cancel by tomorrow— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 10, 2020
SEC wants to play
ACC and Big 12 undecided pic.twitter.com/tGj7VaWC8i
OR MAYBE NOT? The Pac-12 might not be ready to pull the trigger yet.
another pac-12 source: big ten has basically already pulled the plug (they've actually voted, etc.) but pac-12 isn't that close. normally scheduled meetings ("not emergency or panic calls") taking place today + tomorrow to discuss/vote like big10 did over the weekend— Emily Caron (@_emcaron) August 10, 2020
NOT YET However, the Big Ten still hasn’t officially pulled the plug. Why?
They want a joint announcement so their rosters.arent raided https://t.co/7LbCRXT0Vs— RedPlagueSports (@RedDirtSport) August 10, 2020
NEVER MIND The Big Ten did pull the trigger and cancel their 2020 season, per the Detroit Free Press.
THE PLAYERS AREN’T HAPPY ABOUT IT EITHER College football’s biggest starts, including Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, have both taken a pseudo-leadership role in starting the #WeWantToPlay movement, as well as an apparent movement to start a players association.
IF WE DON’T HAVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL You better believe the NFL is ready to pounce.
BUT WE MIGHT HAVE FOOTBALL in the spring. At least that’s what this sort of implies.
This indicates spring football is still on the table. https://t.co/ps5u7kgIlL— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) August 10, 2020
TO THE RESCUE Some Dixie State football players saved a woman that was dangling from a rock.